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BBC Proms at... Cadogan Hall 6

BBC Singers

Venue: Cadogan Hall

Repertoire

Bridge
Music, when soft voices die
Vaughan Williams
Rest
Holst
Nunc dimittis
Laura Mvula
Love Like A Lion (world premiere)
Parry
Songs of Farewell

Performers

BBC Singers
Sakari Oramo
conductor

Endings – whether of a day, a relationship or a lifetime – are the thread that runs through this beautiful programme of English choral music performed by the BBC Singers.

Poetry by Donne, Shelley, Campion and Rossetti is reimagined in evocative settings by Bridge, Vaughan Williams and centenary composer Hubert Parry, whose choral cycle Songs of Farewell is the powerful statement of a man nearing the end of his life, while Holst’s Nunc dimittis offers a night-time prayer.

Singer-songwriter and composer Laura Mvula’s new commission uses poetry by Booker Prize-winning author Ben Okri.

Part of BBC Proms 2018

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Concert Duration:
approx. 1 hour (no interval)

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Stalls: £16; Centre Gallery: £13; Day seats: £6

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